November 23 postgame quotes: Colorado - LA Kings Insider

Semyon Varlamov on Colorado’s performance:
Today was probably the best game this year. [Reporter: Do you think so?] Yeah, I consider it that… The guys played a solid game today. The defense played very well. The P.K. especially played an awesome game.

Jamie McGinn on the game winning goal:
It was just- I am trying to drive the net and just open up and get a lot of wood on it and make sure it hit the net. I thought Scrivens made a great save with his shoulder and it was unlucky that it hit their D and lucky for us that it hit the back of the net. We worked hard for 60 minutes and we are glad we got rewarded tonight.

Patrick Roy on this being their best game of the year:
Yes. I agree with that. For the entire game, for a 60 minute effort, I thought that was one of our best games of the year. It was the best game of the year for us.

Roy, on Ben Scrivens:
He made some great saves for them. I thought we had a lot of good chances. I thought we played a good game offensively. We had traffic in front of the net, [they] did everything we asked them [to]. Our players played, offensively, a really good game. I liked the pressure we put on their defensemen. I liked the way we got the puck out of the zone. I thought our wingers did a good job on the wall. I thought our guys responded well to those plays. It was a great team effort tonight. Everybody was really sharp, Varly made a couple big saves at the right moments.

Roy, on Varlamov’s play given his legal circumstances:
Varly has been like this since the start of the year. He has been very focused and in some ways it was not a big surprise. There are charges that were dropped, which is great for him. In some ways, it is good news for him and then it helps him to really focus. But today, I thought he played well. He is having the support of his teammates and his teammates want to play harder for him as well.

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